Since Allah has power over everything, why does He not address everyone individually and convey His message personally? Why did He find prophets necessary?

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Since Allah has power over everything, why does He not address everyone individually and convey His message personally? Why did He find prophets necessary?
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If Allah had talked to everybody individually and conveyed His message personally, He would have rendered everybody a prophet.

Prophets were sent to guide other people. If everybody had been a prophet, there would not have been any needs for prophets. Such a situation would have meant the elimination of the test devised for human beings.

However, Allah started a test in order to distinguish between god and bad people and to evaluate hardworking students and lazy students separately.

- The following verse indicates that such an idea is wrong: “Forsooth, each one of them wants to be given scrolls (of revelation) spread out.” (al-Muddaththir, 74/52)

- The importance of the test is emphasized as follows: “If We had so willed, We could certainly have brought every soul its true guidance: but the Word from Me will come true. 'I will fill Hell with Jinn and men all together.'” (as-Sajda, 32/13)

If Allah had talked to everybody individually and conveyed His message personally, He would have rendered everybody a prophet.

Prophets were sent to guide other people. If everybody had been a prophet, there would not have been any needs for prophets. Such a situation would have meant the elimination of the test devised for human beings.

However, Allah started a test in order to distinguish between god and bad people and to evaluate hardworking students and lazy students separately.

- The following verse indicates that such an idea is wrong: “Forsooth, each one of them wants to be given scrolls (of revelation) spread out.” (al-Muddaththir, 74/52)

- The importance of the test is emphasized as follows: “If We had so willed, We could certainly have brought every soul its true guidance: but the Word from Me will come true. 'I will fill Hell with Jinn and men all together.'” (as-Sajda, 32/13)

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